352-408-3868

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search area is Lake, Orange, Marion, Sumter and Volusia counties and more specifically the cities of Astatula, Eustis, Fruitland Park,
Grand Island, Howey in the Hills, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Mt Plymouth, Ocklawaha, Okahumpka, Sorrento, Summerfield,
Tangerine, Tavares, The Villages, Umatilla, Weirsdale and Wildwood. You are NOT required to sign up to search and find your perfect
place. If you do sign up you will receive automatic updates as soon as a new listing comes up that matches your search criteria. It is a
great way to NOT miss out on the home you want
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352-408-3868
Agent Charles Rutenberg Realty
352-408-3868

MUST-SEE-HOMES  Free search of homes and land  for sale along with some multi-family listings and commercial properties. The    
search area is Lake, Orange, Marion, Sumter and Volusia counties and more specifically the cities of Astatula, Eustis, Fruitland Park,
Grand Island, Howey in the Hills, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Mt Plymouth, Ocklawaha, Okahumpka, Sorrento, Summerfield,
Tangerine, Tavares, The Villages, Umatilla, Weirsdale and Wildwood. You are NOT required to sign up to search and find your perfect
place. If you do sign up you will receive automatic updates as soon as a new listing comes up that matches your search criteria. It is a
great way to NOT miss out on the home you want
352-408-3868
Agent Charles Rutenberg Realty
While surfing the web you come across the perfect home.
It looks great.
It is priced super low. Are you asking WHY?  
As consumers we know what is important to us when home shopping..
Do you want a top of line school district, nearby playground, shopping, medical, work
How much do you really know about the neighborhood?  Before wasting your time driving by, or scheduling an appointment
to see and getting excited for no reason
Use the links below to find information that was omitted in that awesome online ad..
CRIME Reports allows you to explore by
map areas or search by address,
zip code etc...
The map view provides a preview of reported
crimes. Click on those to dig deeper.
Sadly not all agencies report. If the address
you search has zero crime it likely is in one of
those zones.
Go to
Crime Search tool
Home Facts is a little different than the Crime
reporting website. This site provides data on
environmental hazards, nearby sex offenders, school
ratings, uv index, natural disasters, home values
etc..
Their crime information is vague providing a general
overall crime rating of an area without really defining
the crimes. Site allows for search by address, zip
code or city.
Please visit
HomeFacts.com here.
The Best place to check for current and
accurate Sex Offender neighborhood
locations is by  going directly to the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement and using this easy
search tool here
Search schools by city, county, area etc
and compare. This site is NEW and they are
Beta testing so ... it is at this moment a tad
difficult to navigate.
Use this link to go to
Florida Department of Education
When purchasing water front property
it is worth knowing a little bit about that
body of water, lake, pond, spring or
canal that increases the value of the
land and cost. This link will take you to
the
Water Atlas. From here you are
able to view surface area, depth, water
quality etc.... This is also useful for
fishing!
STATE OF FLORIDA
WATER ATLAS
This website belongs to Deborah Elliott, agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty one of the largest and highest
producing Real Estate firms in all of Central Florida.  If you are
looking to Sell - Call me 352-408-3868
If you have a complaint about something on this website - Call me.
This is my domain and no one else has any blame.
Is NO MONEY DOWN
financing available on that
home you are considering?
Check out the USDA map that
includes address search for
eligibility - It is
FREE and you
don't need to go through a bank or
mortgage company to view it.
View Gov website
HERE
Neighborhood Search Tools
Find Crime Reports
Was that house was a Meth Lab
Nearby by Polluters
Nearby Sex Offenders
How are Area Schools Rated
Is the water safe to drink
Waterfront - How deep is the lake
or is it a seasonal pond
Use These tools
This website is always growing.
If you know of a search tool not
listed that you found awesome
helpful - please let me know
Check out the Great Neighborhoods along with
Places to Eat and Play in
Tavares
Explore Mount Dora here before you decide to buy
How SAFE is the drinking water
coming out of your tap?  If you are on a well
you would hire a firm like Plant Technicians
to evaluate your water prior to purchase.
However if you are on City water do you just
assume its safe? Think the Flint water
debacle or check out
these disasters.
Yes, you should verify the quality of your
water. The EWG
website found here rates
and provides info for Water Utilities.
Need HELP with Home Improvements or calculating
the costs .... Look
HERE
Before hiring that Solar installer
Because I like lists and Data -  for you the
US National Debt Clock where you will find other
info including average home sales however I'm totally
into the
clock
Do you qualify for FREE grant
or down payment money for
your home purchase?
Find out here
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Should you get a HOME INSPECTION?
Where do you FIND A HOME INSPECTOR?
Check the
Home Inspection page here.
Best On-line Lake County Map out there!!    Shows a variety of data from zoning and Future land use to where fire hydrates are located.
Lots of information to assist in virtual search. Includes lake county cities of Astatula, Clermont, Eustis, Fruitland Park, Groveland, Howey in
the Hills, Mascotte, Minneola, Mount Dora, Montverde, Tavares, Umatilla along with the ability to pan the map to center over lesser know
nearby towns and areas such as Grand Island. Link to map
here
Are you buying for future investment or trying to evaluate increase in home values? Follow the map! The easier and faster it is to reach high
paying employment, strong shopping, medical, schools and cultural features; the brighter the future looks
Central Florida expressway
Planning and zoning map Leesburg
Commercial and Residential Developments on the Docket for Lake County
Directory of Builder, Contractor and Do it Yourself thoughts, concepts and ideas HERE
Check out Active Adult 55+ Communities Here
NADA name guide for Manufactured Homes
                             property
FORECLOSURE
lender
AUCTIONS
Here you will find information on
"How Auctions Work" along with numerous auction
sites which include most banks, credit unions, FHA,
Fannie Mae, USDA and a few provide links to local
tax and county auctions